Equipment Lists

Scout Camp Essentials

PERSONAL (all items must be named)

  • Uniform and scarf - to be worn in full  to and from camp
  • Pack or kitbag. (Scouts note: a hiking rucksack/pack is required for the overnight tramp.)
  • Personal Ground Sheet/bed roll (Scout Camp ONLY).
  • Day pack for lunches.
  • Boots or strong shoes (Cubs – strong shoes) suitable for walking/hiking.
  • Plastic sealable storage bags for lunch etc.
  • Sleeping bag with (optional) liner and (optional) cover.
  • Blanket for the campfire and for cold nights.
  • Groundsheet or stretcher (safari type).
  • Night wear clothes.
  • Changes of underclothing – shorts, shirt, plus spare set.
  • Coat, Parka or similar waterproof jacket.
  • Long trousers (night time use).
  • Warm jacket or jersey (wool or fleece).
  • Sport shoes (old - for wearing around camp). Spare laces. 
  • Jandals (for shower use only)
  • Socks (at least two pairs, preferably more!).
  • Toilet gear – face cloth, soap, comb and/or Comb, toothbrush and paste, unbreakable (steel or plastic) mirror (leaders ONLY), towel.
  • Swimwear including large towel.
  • Handkerchiefs or tissues.
  • Eating utensils with ditty bag (plate/bowl/mug/knife/fork/spoon).
  • Tea towel x 2.
  • Mending gear (buttons, safety pins, and needle (Leaders ONLY).
  • Pocket money.
  • Personal first aid kit.
  • Torch.
  • Camera [optional] (owners responsibility). (Not Cell Phones)
  • Sunscreen / Insect repellent (a necessity).
  • Shaving gear (if applicable).
  • Sun hat (hats must be worn).
  • Water Bottle (essential).
  • Reading and writing material, notebook and pencil.
  • Spare bedding (Leaders ONLY).

APPLICABLE TO THE SCOUT SECTION

  1. It is a requirement that for each two Scouts attending, at least one lightweight gas cooker and two billy’s are included in the troop’s equipment.

CAMP DRESS (for both camps)

A camp is not the best place for wearing the official Scout or Cub Uniform. For travelling to and from the camp and at the opening and closing parades, more appropriate dress would be a Troop or Pack tee shirt and shorts with their Group Scarf, or an Adventure Plus T shirt with shorts and their Group Scarf. The preference (but not essential) would be for all the Troop or Pack to wear a common shirt.

 

Expensive electronic gear may be best left at home as SCOUTS cannot guarantee its security.

 

Mobile phones are not encouraged at Scout Camp. If a Scout needs to contact a parent then there is a phone at the camp office that may be used or perhaps their Leader can make a phone available. If the cell phone is being used as a camera please make arrangements to use something else.  

 

Parents should be aware that frequently the even the happiest Scout in camp will become homesick after a phone call home. The youth are growing up, and being away from home for 5 for 6 days is part of the process of developing self confidence and self reliance.

Scout Camp Expeditions

Any items not on the essentials list will be emailed to expedition particpants and listed here when confirmed.

Tramping Expedition

The overnight hike will require participants to have a suitable back pack big enough to hold a sleeping bag, ground sheet, rain coat, food for dinner and breakfast, spare footwear and warm clothing (wool or fleece jacket) for a 1 or 2 night expedition.  Parents MUST ensure that the Scouts have this equipment with them.

School back packs are not adequate for an expedition.

  1. The camp will supply polythene sheeting to make shelters, and the food for the hike. 
  2. The hike which is likely to go ahead if it’s raining so as to give the Scouts experience of tramping in adverse conditions. The trampers will turn back before wet and cold becomes a safety issue.
  3. Leaders/Adult Helpers are needed to take a full part in the overnight tramp and help supervise the Scouts.

Cub Camp Essentials

PERSONAL (all items must be named)

  • Uniform and scarf - to be worn in full  to and from camp
  • Pack or kitbag. (Scouts note: a hiking rucksack/pack is required for the overnight tramp.)
  • Personal Ground Sheet/bed roll (Scout Camp ONLY).
  • Day pack for lunches.
  • Boots or strong shoes (Cubs – strong shoes) suitable for walking/hiking.
  • Plastic sealable storage bags for lunch etc.
  • Sleeping bag with (optional) liner and (optional) cover.
  • Blanket for the campfire and for cold nights.
  • Groundsheet or stretcher (safari type).
  • Night wear clothes.
  • Changes of underclothing – shorts, shirt, plus spare set.
  • Coat, Parka or similar waterproof jacket.
  • Long trousers (night time use).
  • Warm jacket or jersey (wool or fleece).
  • Sport shoes (old - for wearing around camp). Spare laces. 
  • Jandals (for shower use only)
  • Socks (at least two pairs, preferably more!).
  • Toilet gear – face cloth, soap, comb and/or Comb, toothbrush and paste, unbreakable (steel or plastic) mirror (leaders ONLY), towel.
  • Swimwear including large towel.
  • Handkerchiefs or tissues.
  • Eating utensils with ditty bag (plate/bowl/mug/knife/fork/spoon).
  • Tea towel x 2.
  • Mending gear (buttons, safety pins, and needle (Leaders ONLY).
  • Pocket money.
  • Personal first aid kit.
  • Torch.
  • Camera [optional] (owners responsibility). (Not Cell Phones)
  • Sunscreen / Insect repellent (a necessity).
  • Shaving gear (if applicable).
  • Sun hat (hats must be worn).
  • Water Bottle (essential).
  • Reading and writing material, notebook and pencil.
  • Spare bedding (Leaders ONLY).

 

Expensive electronic gear may be best left at home as SCOUTS cannot guarantee its security.

 

Mobile phones are not encouraged at Scout Camp. If a Scout needs to contact a parent then there is a phone at the camp office that may be used or perhaps their Leader can make a phone available. If the cell phone is being used as a camera please make arrangements to use something else.  

 

Parents should be aware that frequently the even the happiest Scout in camp will become homesick after a phone call home. The youth are growing up, and being away from home for 5 for 6 days is part of the process of developing self confidence and self reliance.